Ready Schools

DEPC’s Ready Schools initiative supports local elementary schools as they work to meet the unique needs of all children and families. Focus areas of our efforts include: school attendance, school readiness, and summer learning. Family and community engagement are critical to our success.

Summer Learning

Click below to find links to online learning resources for the summer!

SUMMER LEARNING

Help Every Child Become A Successful Reader

The single greatest predictor of future academic and career success is reading on grade level by the end of the third grade.

Only 1 in 3 children in Edgecombe County and 1 in 2 children in Nash County are currently reading on grade level by the end of the third grade.   The Twin Counties Read to Rise Campaign focuses on three underlying challenges that can keep young children from learning to read proficiently: Summer Learning, School Attendance, School Readiness

Reading Matters

Ready Communities

Learning is everywhere!  Be a Voice. Be an Advocate. Be a Champion for Children. 

READY COMMUNITIES

Ready Schools

DEPC’s Ready Schools initiative supports local elementary schools as they work to meet the unique needs of all children and families. Focus areas of our efforts include: school attendance, school readiness, and summer learning. Family and community engagement are critical to our success.

READY SCHOOLS

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library

Imagine the fun of receiving a free book for your child in the mail each month, building a library of books and a love for reading.

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library

Imagine the fun of receiving a free book for your child in the mail each month, building a library of books and a love for reading.

Active Reading

Reading Resources

These are just a few resources to encourage reading with your children and learn more about ways to build your child’s library!

Reading Resources

Ready Schools Spotlight

DPIL has become a well known program amongst the Twin Counties. Since November 2017, the twin counties have enrolled a total of over 4,500 children!

Dolly Parton's Imagination Library

Data gathered from our Kindergarten Family surveys show that students who participated in DPIL and ROR were more likely to be read to everyday and be considered academically ready by their parents.

Kindergarten Family Surveys

We will soon be incorporating story times in at least ONE of our pediatric Reach Out and Read clinics.

Reach Out And Read